@iraban The new meta-analysis is an update to a prior review published in 2011 by Isaacs' group, which found that people with islet cell autoimmunity were more than four times as likely as controls to have an enterovirus infection, and people with type 1 diabetes almost 10 times as likely.
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RE: Strong Link Found Between Enterovirus and Type 1 Diabetes
How Do We Distinguish Between Viral and Bacterial Meningitis?
Bacteria and viruses are the leading causes of community-acquired meningitis. Bacterial meningitis is associated with high morbidity and mortality, and prompt treatment with appropriate antibiotics is essential to optimize outcomes. Early diagnosis is therefore crucial for selecting patients who need antibiotics. On the other hand, the course of viral meningitis is generally benign, and there is usually no specific antimicrobial treatment required. Distinguishing between viral and bacterial causes of meningitis can be challenging; therefore, many patients receive empiric antibiotic treatment.
What is the use of abacavir drug?
Hello, What is the use of abacavir drug? I learnt that this drug is used with other HIV medications to help control HIV infection. It helps to decrease the amount of HIV in your body so your immune system can work better. What are the mechanism of actions and side effects? Please elaborate on this topic.
RE: What could be the possible causes of acute abdomen pain?
@athu Pain can arise from many causes, including infection, inflammation, ulcers, perforation or rupture of organs, muscle contractions that are uncoordinated or blocked by an obstruction, and blockage of blood flow to organs. Immediately life-threatening disorders, which require rapid diagnosis and surgery, include
Ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm
Perforated stomach or intestine
Blockage of blood flow to the intestine (mesenteric ischemia)
Ruptured ectopic pregnancy
Serious disorders that are nearly as urgent include
Sudden (acute) inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis)
Sometimes, disorders outside the abdomen cause abdominal pain. Examples include heart attack, pneumonia, and twisting of a testis (testicular torsion). Less common problems outside the abdomen that cause abdominal pain include diabetic ketoacidosis, porphyria, sickle cell disease, and certain bites and poisons (such as a black widow spider bite, heavy metal or methanol poisoning, and some scorpion stings).
Hyperkalemia- how to manage?
Hello, my 69-year-old female friend was found in her apartment, lying on the floor barely responsive. Systematic initial evaluation by the arriving ambulance crew revealed the following: (a) airway not obstructed. (b) cyanotic, breathing rate 20/min, peripheral oxygen saturation not measurable, and vesicular breathing sounds bilaterally. (c) pale, hypotensive at 40/20mm Hg, the ECG showing a bradycardic rhythm with a left bundle branch block at a heart rate of 22 bpm. No injury marks, no edema, and no signs of venous congestion was found. She has been diagnosed with hyperkalemia. Please advise how to manage.
Is bleaching of facial skin good?
Hello, I am 25 years old. I have a dusky complexion. I very often loose my confidence due to this. My friend's wedding is knocking at the door. I am thinking of a make over of mine for that reason. I want to look bright and fair. My friends are advising me for bleaching of facial skin. This will brighten my skin and I will look good also. Though I am convinced my mother told me not do this at all. Please let me know Is bleaching of facial skin good or not.
What should be the diet plan for patients with kidney stones?
Hello, my daughter is 15 years old. She was frequently getting lower abdominal pain. We took her to doctor and with her advice my daughter has done USG evaluation. The report indicates that she has tiny concretions in both the kidney. Doctor told us that she does not need to undergo any surgery as of now but she needs to restrict herself from any oily food. Any rich and spicy food is not good for her and she needs to intake plenty of fluid. I am looking for a diet plan for the patients who have kidney stones. Please share your comments.
Why COVID19 makes you lose your sense of smell?
Hi, I am 34 years old woman. I got COVID 19 and was hospitalized for 16 days. I had no sense of smell. I would like to understand why Covid 19 makes you lose your sense of smell? It sounds very small problem, but it is a strange thing. Once someone experiences this then only that person is able to get the feeling. Please comment.